Durga Garcia’s ABCs on Getting Your Work Out There Part I

Durga Garcia is a professional fine art photographer who, for the past five years, has made her business flourish.  In 2013/14, she was not only inducted in NAWA (National Women Artists Association)  but also exhibited a SOLO Show at NAWA’s headquarters in New York City!  The Rickie Report is pleased to share a two-part article, with Durga’s clear-cut system to “Getting Your Work Out There”.

 

 

 

“The ABC’s

of

Getting Your ArtWork Out There”

by

Durga Garcia

 

 

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Durga tells The Rickie Report, “This is what I have learned after 5 years of entering art shows… From my first local show in Delray Beach, living through those first rejections and not winning 1st prize, to now entering international level competitions, exhibiting Internationally and winning awards.  I have now graduated to being asked to review portfolios and be a juror to shows.  These experiences have given me a special insight for helping to ensure success and not taking rejections personally.”

 

 

First – Be Prepared

 

  • Have good images of your artwork

 

  • Be able to re-size and re-name files

 

  • Have Artists Statement(s)

 

  • Have Several: CV / Bio, short, long, specific

 

  • Have a Head shot

 

 

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Not all competitions ask for the same information nor the same size file, be prepared.  If you need help managing these computer-related tasks, contact The Rickie Report.  Rickie has a list of resources who can help!  You need to ask yourself: Do I want to spend time and energy on the “business” part or would I be better off hiring someone and use my time to CREATE? 

 

 

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Where to find:

Art Shows, Exhibits, Competitions? 

 

 

Durga Garcia, "Canoes uo the Loxahatchee River"

Durga Garcia, “Canoes Travel Up the Loxahatchee River”

 

 Portfolio / Competition Sites

 

www.megashot.net

www.500px.com

www.flickr.com

www.pBase.com

www.ndmagazine.net

www.instagram.com

www.faso.com

www.see.me

YourOwn.com

 

 

Durga Garcia, "Allegory of the Maidens"

Durga Garcia, “Allegory of the Maidens”

 

 Call to Artist Sites

 

www.onlinejuriedshows.com (1920px @72dpi)

www.callforentry.org  (min 1920px on longest side @72dpi)

www.juriedartservices.com  (between 1400 and 4000px on longest side @300dpi)

www.smarterentry.net

www.TheArtList.com 

 www.allartcompetitions.com

www.artistsnetwork.com

 www.asingularcreation.com

www.artdeadlineslist.com

 www.artopportunitiesmonthly.com

www.artpoints.net

 www.competitionsforartists.com

www.artshow.com

 

 

Durga Garcia, "Mossy Woods"

Durga Garcia, “Mossy Woods”

 

 OnLine Competitions – 2D

 

www.lightspacetime.com ( largest side 1000px @ 100dpi)

www.jerrysartarama.com/art-contests

 

 

What Should I enter?

 

 

Image by Durga Garcia

Image by Durga Garcia

Inspiration / Exposure sites

 

www.viewbug.com

www.stumbleupon.com

www.pinterest.com

www.artfinder.com

www.Facebook.com

www.theartstack.com

www.newmasterartist.com

www.artspan.com

www.ceramicartsdaily.org

 

And….

 

Carry your image portfolio in your phone, show it to friends and listen to the feedback you get.

 

 

Durga Garcia for Susan Renick

Durga Garcia for Susan Renick

 

 

PLUS:

 

  • Go to Art Openings, see what is being shown, be inspired, meet people, support other artists.

 

  •  Be active in art groups (most have exhibit opportunities)

Armory Art Center,  Artists of Palm Beach County,  Lighthouse ArtCenter, Wellington Art Society,  Delray Art League,  Florida Scape Artists Plein Air  Painters,  Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches (to name a few)

 

  •  Sign Up for www.therickiereport.com  ART news e-letter to keep up the area art happenings,  and it is free!!!!
  • Have a signature on your emails

 

 

 

Both Durga and Rickie feel that this is a lot of information to absorb.  

We want to give you some time, so this article will continue tomorrow.

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291